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09/08/10 Spaceward Bound Program Teacher Component 1 A unique opportunity for teachers to plan and implement high fidelity Moon/ Mars analog exploration research Spaceward Bound Teacher Component
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09/08/10 Spaceward Bound Program Teacher Component 2 Who are we? We are NASA scientists, engineers and educators who are passionate about our work and fervently believe that engaging students in the excitement, intrigue and fascination of exploration in the field will inspire them to become explorers themselves and join our quest to learn more about our earth and the universe beyond.
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09/08/10 Spaceward Bound Program Teacher Component 3 Immerses Immerses teachers in authentic NASA teachers in authentic NASA exploration research by working alongside exploration research by working alongside scientists in remote and extreme environments scientists in remote and extreme environments Develops cohorts of teachers located throughout Develops cohorts of teachers located throughout the country who have significant experience in the country who have significant experience in NASA field research NASA field research Supports the strategy of “go forth and multiply” Supports the strategy of “go forth and multiply” by facilitating the training of peers by program by facilitating the training of peers by program graduates and dissemination of NASA graduates and dissemination of NASA exploration throughout the country. exploration throughout the country. Spaceward Bound is a NASA program that…
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09/08/10 Spaceward Bound Program Teacher Component 4 Utilizes the infrastructure of established partnerships and networks to: Identify highly qualified program participants with established interest, motivation and pre- requisite experience with science and education Infuse Spaceward Bound teacher learning and experience throughout the larger education community (including research) Spaceward Bound is a NASA program that… (cont.)
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09/08/10 Spaceward Bound Program Teacher Component 5 Toward a Pedagogy of Exploration (the theoretical) While exploration is often presented as a motivational supplement to curriculum, and components of exploration are taught, no pedagogy of exploration itself exists, A true pedagogy of exploration would provide unparalleled experience in affective and cognitive motivations such as curiosity, discovery, bravery, disappointment, tenacity, flexibility, etc. Unfortunately, it also requires a synthesis of a significant number of academic disciplines, i.e. “hard” science, “soft” science, and non-science. Modern schools, curriculum and pedagogy are ill-equipped to embrace
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